2013 Nonwovens Sales: $176 million
Yuan Ming Gu, owner; Zuwei Gu, CEO; Jingxian Cui, CFO
Spunbond, spunlace, meltblown, airlaid
Hygiene, automotive, medical, air filtration and personal care
In 2013 Dalian Ruiguang took many positive steps and achieved sound performance, recording revenue of $176 million. More than 50% of its products are exported to Europe, the U.S., Japan and Korea.
During the year, the company invested in a flushable and dispersible spunlace production line from Andritz, which will enable Dalian Ruiguang to produce 15,000 tons per year when scheduled production commences in March 2015 and will be in accordance with EDANA’s third edition flushability guidelines.
Dalian Ruiguang also started construction of a 130,000 square meter industrial park in 2014. The previously mentioned production line also marks the beginning of the project, as the company is aiming to build up its unique and synergistic strength with customized, multi-processes, and functionality-based products via the application of its spunlance, spunbond, meltblown and airlaid lines as well as other innovative technologies.
The company reported investment of an additional $3.25 million on retrofitting its existing spunlace production line with needle cloth adjustment and equipment configuration change. After the project is completed in March 2014, the production line will produce a wide range of unit weighted nonwovens with improved quality and productivity, to meet special needs in various segments.
The company also commercialized CPC (carded web+airlaid pulp+carded web) nonwovens. With 100% viscose applied in the two carded web layers, the CPC nonwovens feature textile feeling, and is 100% degradable, which offers wipe producers an alternative solution beside existing 100% viscose or Tencel-based nonwovens with more reasonable cost.
Moving forward Dalian Ruiguang says it is focused on developing differentiated, functional and green products, including flushable, degradable consumer products, which have already generated positive response in the market. The company is trying to deliver soft, full feel, safe and degradable wipes and baby diapers to suit the differentiated market needs with high value-added elements incorporated.
As the markets need increases for flushable and degradable wipes and with efforts from government, nonwovens institutions and associations including EDANA and INDA, Dalian Ruiguang is optimistic about its future growth in this sector.